Jon Schorsch, a native of the Evergreen State, attended Washington State University in Pullman. While studying Criminal Justice and Sociology at the institution, Jon Schorsch participated as a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Shortly after graduating, Jon Schorsch went to the Pacific Coast of Washington State and joined the Port of Seattle Police Department. During his time with the Department, Jon Schorsch underwent ongoing training to expand on his skills as a law enforcement officer. In 2003, Jon Schorsch earned a promotion to Sergeant after completing a training course for First-Line Supervisors at the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy. Holding this rank for 4 years, Jon Schorsch oversaw up to 20 officers at a time and led units during crises as an Incident Commander.
In 2006, Jon Schorsch was blinded in a boating accident, ending his service with the Port of Seattle Police Department. Jon Schorsch continues to support the Department in various ways, including his membership in the Port of Seattle Police Benevolent Association. To continue serving the community, Jon Schorsch returned to school in 2008 to pursue his Master of Public Administration from Seattle University. Since the fall of 2010, Jon Schorsch has served the MPA Student Association at the college as the officer at large. Aspiring to become an accredited mediator, Jon Schorsch currently volunteers as a mediator at the Dispute Resolution Center of Island and Snohomish Counties.
Committed to maintaining an active lifestyle, Jon Schorsch is a devoted water skier and a member of the United States Blind Golf Association. Jon Schorsch also practices jujitsu and is a Self-Defense Instructor for, as well as a member of, the National Federation of the Blind.